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History (Research): Colonial and Global History


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The Research Master programme in Colonial and Global History at Leiden University offers the most in-depth and complete studies on the history of European expansion and globalisation currently available in Europe.

You will join a Research Master's programme in which you will explore how political, economic, cultural and religious contacts led to the development of regional identities and states - all in a highly stimulating and international academic environment.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of a comparative perspective for understanding transnational processes such as imperialism, colonialism, islamisation, modernisation and globalisation. Through intensive practical and in-depth training you will learn how to examine and analyse primary sources with the help of Leiden University's world-class academics.

During your studies you will have access to unique documentation centres and libraries specialising in Asia and Africa within easy reach of Leiden University – at the National Archives and the Royal Library in The Hague. You will also be part of an international cohort of students who have chosen Leiden University and the Colonial and Global History Research MA on the basis of the department's internationally acclaimed research and its Cosmopolis scholarship programme.




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


Application requirements

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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 May '23 1 Apr '23


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